Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni

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Mozart's much loved Opera starts our new Royal Opera House Season with style.

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

Don Giovanni is the second of Mozart’s landmark collaborations with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte (after The Marriage of Figaro and before Così fan tutte). In it they created a work that has beguiled and entranced in equal measure since its premiere in 1787. Perfectly situated, as no other opera, between tragedy and comedy, this potent drama combines glorious music with a seductive central character who is endlessly fascinating in his complexity.

Kasper Holten’s 2014 production for The Royal Opera casts Don Giovanni as an artist who thrives on an audience enticed by his creative gifts. The visually spectacular set by award-winning designer Es Devlin features ingenious video designs by Luke Halls which provide an insight into the characters’ thoughts and emotions. But at the production’s heart are the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling score.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

This is a delayed live screening from The Royal Opera House and is a co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera

Cast & Creatives

Don Giovanni: Erwin Schrott

Leporello: Roberto Tagliavini

Donna Anna: Malin Byström

Donna Elvira: Myrtò Papatanasiu

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen

Director: Kasper Holten

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes.

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